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161 Projects Implemented by KSRelief in Yemen | ASHARQ AL-AWSAT English Archive 2005 -2017
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A Saudi security personnel stands next to a truck loaded with aid offered by King Salman Center for Relief and Humanitarian Aid to be sent to the Yemeni people, in Riyadh April 17, 2016. (REUTERS/Faisal Al Nasser)

Riyadh- King Salman Center for Relief and Humanitarian Aid (KSRelief) has implemented 161 projects in Yemeni governorates since its establishment by the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz.

The center said in a statement on Thursday that the $710.5-million-worth projects provided relief, humanitarian aid, sheltering, sanitation, agriculture and water in cooperation with 85 international and local partners focusing on projects for children and women and support for Yemeni refugees in Djibouti and Somalia.

In the area of food security, sheltering and camp management and coordination, there have been up to 60 projects worth $264.2 million benefiting 22.1 million people through 26 partners, said the statement.

Education, protection and early recovery programs totaled 18 projects valued at $78.8 million with 3,915,336 beneficiaries through 13 partners, KSRelief said.

In health, nutrition, water and environment, there were $310.9-million-worth of 73 projects which benefited 72.6 million people through 43 partners.

As for communications in emergency cases, logistics and humanitarian coordination projects worth $56.5 million, the Center has allocated 10 projects with 15,112 beneficiaries through 3 partners.

The Center has been commended by heads of state, community leaders, international and regional organizations working in the fields of relief and humanitarian services.

Meanwhile, Yemeni President Abdrabbuh Mansour Hadi has said his country was looking forward to receiving more humanitarian assistance and hoped that humanitarian organizations would be able to reach areas in need for aid through coordination with Yemen’s civil society.